The only way I justify shopping is by making room in my closet. I usually pack up a garbage bag full of clothes that have "expired", and drop it off at Goodwill on my lunch break. Instead I thought, “why don’t I try to get some cash for them?” I filled two grocery bags full of clothes and took them down to Crossroads Trading Co. consignment store.
Crossroads was created in 1991 by Gerald Block and Chip Gerken, in hopes of offering a great selection of merchandise at reasonable prices for fashion-conscious shoppers. Now with 24 locations all over the West Coast, fashion-junkies (like me) can buy, “new and recycled clothing and to receive cash or trade credit for the high-quality, fashionable items they sell back to the company."
The stylists will buy clothes that are in season, in style, having some kind of edge and of course intact. Out of the clothes that I brought into the store, the cashier found a grand total of $100 worth in items so I could receive 50% off in store credit or 35% in cash. You can never go wrong in a consignment store, so I chose store credit. Consignment stores are great, because of the huge variety and great finds.
At Cross Roads you can find everything from a killer pair of jeans, to top designer labels. You will always find something no one else has, and can be uniquely fashionable among you peers. For everyone that has been holding on to your unused clothes for way to long, go to Crossroads and freshen up your wardrobe.